Illinois Youth Soccer started the State Premiership Division in Spring 2013 with support from our competitive member leagues. This exclusive competition was designed to give elite teams that are registered with Illinois Youth Soccer competitive member leagues an opportunity to compete against the other top teams in the state. In Spring 2014, a Central/Southern Premiership Division was launched for teams that are registered with Central Illinois Youth Soccer Leage (CIYSL), Southern Illinois Soccer League (SISL) or Illowa
THE FOLLOWING DETAILS ARE FORTEAM COMPETING IN THE STATE PREMIERSHIP CENTRAL/SOUTHERN DIVSION ONLY
STATE PREMIERSHIP PLAYING RULES (PDF)
Teams can also apply for the the Chicagoland Division but their acceptance would be based on agreement to travel for all games.
Teams will play at least 6-9 State Premiership Division matches. Premiership matches will be considered your league play and will meet the team's requirement to compete in events such as State Cup, Presidents Cup, MRL, etc.
Illinois Youth Soccer will produce a schedule for all teams, designating who is the home team for each match. The Premiership schedules will be released no later than Apri 1.
State Premiership games are self-scheduled amongst teams. Once the schedule is released:
Although game details are due by April 15, teams are allowed unlimited game changes. To get a game changed after the April 15 schedule deadline teams must do the following no later than 72-hrs prior to the originally scheduled match:
CHAMPIONS / PRESIDENTS CUP SEEDING
State Premiership Central/Southern Division champions will earn a seed in the Presidents Cup for the following season.
Should team chose to participate in State Cup, they would be included in the double-blind draw for that event
The Illinois Youth Soccer assignor handles all assigning for Premiership matches. ALL TEAMS ARE REQUIRED TO PAY $80 ($50 for 12U) IN CASH AT THE FIELD TO THE CENTER PRIOR TO EACH PREMIERSHIP MATCH.